September 2013 Club Meeting - "An Introduction to Engineering Fundamentals of Lightning Protection"

September 20, 2013

7:00pm MST

Resurrection Lutheran Church 
11575 North 1st Ave. 
Oro Valley, AZ

An Introduction to Engineering Fundamentals of Lightning Protection - with Historical Notes

Presented by Leon Byerley of Lightning Protection Technology 

Leon Byerley was employed at the Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research as an undergraduate student at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Not long after graduation with a B.S. in Chemistry, he was employed by the University of Arizona spinoff company then known as Lightning Location and Protection where he worked as the Engineering Manager for about 10 years. Since 1990, he has worked as an independent consultant for many commercial, industrial and government clients on problems involving lightning safety and lightning protection. As an independent consultant, he has also designed several types of lightning detectors and electric field meters at least two of which are in current production.

August 2013 Club Meeting - "What's Going on at Elecraft?"

 

August 16, 2013

7:00PM

Resurrection Lutheran Church
11575 North 1st Ave. 
Oro Valley, AZ

 

What's Going on at Elecraft?

Presented By 

Lyle Johnson, KK7P

Lyle Johnson, KK7P, is one of the original founders of Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR) and is currently a DSP engineer for Elecraft responsible for the DSP software for the Elecraft KX3.

Lyle will be talking about the latest status of product development at Elecraft including the KX3 and KXPA100 amplifier.  Lyle will also discuss the 3rd party cottage industry creating interesting accessories for Elecraft products.  He plans to bring along a KX3 / KXPA100 combination along with a KAT500 500watt antenna tuner and Begali Adventure paddle to give folks a closer look.

   

July 2013 Club Meeting - "Amateur Radio and High Altitude Balloon Launches"

 

July 19, 2013

7:00PM

Resurrection Lutheran Church
11575 North 1st Ave. 
Oro Valley, AZ

 

Amateur Radio and High Altitude Balloon Launches

Presented By 

Professor David Iadevaia, KF7MZY

Prof. Iadevaia will speak on the importance of Ham Radio in high altitude balloon launch, tracking and recovery. The high altitude balloon activity is part of NASA Space Grant program which sponsors high altitude balloon programs at the colleges and universities in Arizona.

Some topics he will cover from an actual flight:

APRS
Cross Band repeater
Flight Computer
Accelerometer
Video
Photographic imaging
How to get involved
ANSR (Arizona Near Space Research)
Video from 87,000 feet over Picacho Peak

Here is an example of an actual photo taken from the balloon: